Introduction: Yarn Necklace With Matching Earrings
Quite a week, still quarantined nothing much to do, Thank god i had stack of yarn used for my previous project Yarn wall hanging with pompom and tassel, This project is for those who doesn't know crocheting or doesn't have right equipments for it. Because i happen to be both, recently while seeing crocheting 'ibles in fiber contests it attracted me, unfortunately i don't have that crochet hook also i couldn't buy one in this situation. Also making this project takes lot of time. Right now all we have is time, so its a win - win. I have been meaning to do this for quite sometime. Now finally was able to make it and result is better than i expected.
Step 1: Supplies
1) Yarn - Pink, white, Peach and Green
2) Pencils - 2
4) Earring hooks
5) Earring small loops
6) Corn flour (not shown)
Step 2: Make Your Own Trollen Wheel
Braided necklace will be made with the help of these, i marked dia of 8 cm cut out the circle and mark segments in the wheel. Poke a hole at the centre using pencil or any other suitable object
Step 3: Tricolour Braid
My flowers are gonna be pink, so my necklace braid colour combination is Pink - 2 strands, Peach - 2 strands, White - 3 strands.
Measure your neck size add 9 cm extra in length, tie a self knot at the end. Place the 7 strands in wheel, leaving a extra cut for shuffling the thread place
Step 4: How It Works
Hold the cardboard without strand towards you, go clockwise leaving two strands pick the third side and place in the empty portion, i.e., Pick the white in the 3 strand and place inbetween pink and white 1
Step 5: Do It Again
Again go in clockwise leaving two strands and pick the third strand to place in the empty holder. Here move the peach strand inbetween peach (left) and pink (right)
Start doing the same for rest of the yarn. This is how they get interlocked (3rd image). After sometime, pull little bit, yarn braid will automatically grows in the centre
Step 6: Peek - a - Boo
Once you do your swapping continuously, gently necklace braid grows. Its really firm and colourful with pattern.
Step 7: Knot It
Once you are done, that is all the yarn have become shortened and no more possibility to make more, that's your cue. remove from the wheel and put a knot at the end.
Your Braided Necklace is ready
Step 8: Petals
Tape the two pencils, Leaving some yarn at first end and start looping it, i looped about 18 times. Once done, put two knots, with first end last end. Cut off the excess
Step 9: How to Easy Put Yarn Through a Needle
Tape the very end of the yarn, cut a little sharp end and insert it inside needle hole. This is a fuss free way.
Step 10: Constrain
Tie a knot at the very end, Using needle loop it thrice and tie two knots at the top of it.
Step 11: Continued
Do the same, at the bottom too. Enter, loop and knot. Your first petal of centre piece is ready
Step 12: Make Some More
Make four more and start stitching them together. Stitch them one by one all stitching i'm using peach colour yarn. you can do it using the same pink also but i preferred peach to have see colour differences. Connect the first one and last one to finish the loop
Step 13: Centre of Attraction
I had this golden bead, place it in the centre and stitch it. Once done remove of the excess threads
Step 14: Side Flower Petal
For small flower one pencil width is enough for length of petal. Leave some thread and start the your rolling, here i rolled ten times and tied the knot.
Using the peach yarn tie constraint it
Step 15: Other Way
Here instead of stitching the other end too, like i did in centre flower i removed it from pencil and sewn the center part first
Step 16: Individual Knot
Put a golden bead as your finishing of the flower. This look is completely different from the one, so i thought, other end must be sewn they can't be left like that. Here you no need to tie a knot at the end, hold the extra yarn in one end and starting looping three times in other hand and tie two knots at the end
Step 17: Ta - Da
This method you'll be loop in air without the pencil base. Your centre and side flower is ready. Make one more with same procedure
Step 18: Leaf
Take a flexible copper wire, put a knot and starting swirling around it till the end. This forms the centre part of leaf
Step 19: Leaf Segments
Cut out 10 yarns of length 6cm
Step 20: Layers
Fold the first one and hold below the centre piece, Take another folded one, insert it at the head of the first one. after that pull out the tail of the first through this, pull at the both end now and tighten
Step 21: Do It Again
Do it five more times, now cut off the in descending order from 1.5 cm. If only 1.5 cm is maximum, then why 6cm length of leaf strand, Reason is there, tightening of both the strands requires length and it will be very difficult is size is less
Step 22: Unravel
Make one more, remove the strands of yarn using needle. This helps in better shape for leaf
Step 23: Soak It
It order to shape it you require liquid starch, since it was not available i mixed corn flour in water as equivalent for stiffener. Let the leaf soak for some time and dry it out in a parchment or plastic, while in wet form shape it.
Step 24: Let All Hear for Earring
Earring are also similar to small flower, Using one pencil make the petals, tie at one end, remove and loop it thrice on the other end and tie knot twice
Step 25: Little Buds
Aren't they cut they look like buds. Once after constraining both ends, sew it the connecting all one by one add beading as finishing touch
Step 26: Earrings Are Ready
Make one more, put a small loop combining yarn and hanging arrangement. This loop arrangement is opened at one end. Use a nose plier to tighten it.
Step 27: Combine
Now add the small loop and exactly place it at the centre of the braided necklace
Step 28: Add Side Flowers
Approximately 5.5 cm apart put the small loop and add the flowers to both the sides
Step 29: Add Leaf
Leaf took a while to dry after i trimmed it little bit to bring to shape. find centre inbetween the side flower and centre flower and place it
Step 30: Knot Arrangement
Equally i placed 7 loops at one and hook and 3 loops at the other end. They are of equal length comparatively. If this is not same then your flower display will not be in centre as planned. so its necessary if you add anything at one end, it should be equivalently ordered at other end too
Step 31: Ready to Showcase
Finally the braided flower necklace is ready
Step 32: Enjoy Your Work.
Wear it matching outfit and admire your work
Step 33: Thank You
Thank you for coming this far, i hope you enjoyed the journey as much as i did. Feel free post your thoughts. Also if think there are many details for this design, you can reduce it by making only centre flower or centre flower with leaves. Absolutely choice is yours !!
Don't worry that you don't know crocheting, you can make these kinds of things in your own way. Imagination is unlimited
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